Ref: R. W. Rollins, P. Parmananda, and P. Sherard, Phys. Rev. E, 47, R780-R783 (1993).

CONTROLLING CHAOS IN HIGHLY DISSIPATIVE SYSTEMS:
a simple recursive algorithm

R. W. Rollins, P. Parmananda, and P. Sherard
Condensed Matter and Surface Sciences Program,
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

Abstract

We present a new recursive proportional-feedback (RPF) algorithm for controlling deterministic chaos. The algorithm is an adaptation of the method of Dressler and Nitsche [Phys. Rev. Lett. 68 1 (1992)] to highly dissipative systems with dynamics that show a nearly one-dimensional return map of a single variable, $X$, measured at each Poincar\'{e} cycle. The result extends the usefulness of simple proportional-feedback control algorithms. The change in control parameter prescribed for the $n$--th Poincar\'{e} cycle by the RPF algorithm is given by $\delta p_n = K (X_n-X_F) + R \delta p_{n-1}$, where $X_F$ is the fixed point of the target orbit, and $K$ and $R$ are proportionality constants. The recursive term is shown to arise fundamentally because, in general, the Poincar\'{e} section of the attractor near $X_F$ will change position in phase space as small changes are made in the control parameter. We show how to obtain $K$ and $R$ from simple measurements of the return map without any prior knowledge of the system dynamics and report the successful application of the RPF algorithm to model systems from chemistry and biology where the recursive term is necessary to achieve control.

PACS Nos.: 05.45.+b, 06.70.Td, 87.10.+e


Ref: R. W. Rollins, P. Parmananda, and P. Sherard, Phys. Rev. E, 47, R780-R783 (1993).


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